THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS
PREMIERE of a NEW PLAY
Directed by GARY IMHOFF
Produced by ALEXANDRA GUARNIERI
Starring TANNA FREDERICK
DAVID GARVER, JACK HELLER,
PROVAL, DIANE SALINGER, HARRIET SCHOCK.
Lighting Design JOEL DAAVID Stage Manager
begin October 1st-October 16th, 2009.
Saturday, October 17 at 8 p.m.
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 5 p.m.
The Gala Opening Night performance on October
17 is followed
by a reception with hors d'oeuvres, libations & music.
Thanksgiving Weekend, November 26-29.
Extended through the end of April.
$25. Gala performance on October 17, $100.
RSVP Required: Reservation Line:
TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE
PLEASE GO TO: www.edgemarcenter.org UNDER
Center For the Arts,
Main Stage, 2437 Main Street,
Santa Monica, CA
is available (fee charged) in an onsite structure, and metered parking is
available in nearby Lot 11, across the
street from Peet's Coffee.
are a mostly Jewish extended family (there's a little Irish, Italian and
some Chickasaw thrown into the mix) of actors. George Isaacs, aka
Grisha (Jack Heller) the patriarch, had been a third-generation star
of the Yiddish theatre in his youth, before "crossing over"
into English-speaking theatre as he grew up. His wife, Vivien Cooper (Diane Salinger), had also been a successful
stage actress, but now mostly stays at home and looks after George.
Vivien's brother, Larry Cooper (David Proval), is in a nearby
dinner-theatre production of "Guys and Dolls" and therefore
staying at the Isaacs' house as well. Times are tough and theatre jobs
are few, so they've also taken in a boarder, Sally Brooks (Harriet
Schock), a fading character actress.
Vivien have two grown daughters. Pandora, aka Panda (Tanna Frederick) the younger, is happy she was
born in a trunk and has gotten to live the actor's life. But she has
moved back into her parents' crumbling home, just 45 minutes from
Broadway, after a long-term romance collapses, the latest of several
failed love affairs. Betsy (Julie Davis), hates showbiz and is
uncomfortable with its inhabitants, and moved away to become successful
as a "civilian." She brings home her fiancé, Jimmy Halkin
(David Garver), to meet the family. Also a successful businessman
("mostly in real estate"), Jimmy is as seemingly normal as her
family members are "weird." That's how Betsy sees them. She's
in for a surprise.
They are all in for surprises!